According to the experts, most of us are using the wrong hair tools for our hair type which can lead to frizz, split ends, and breakage.
To prevent damage, it is vital that you choose a brush or comb that suits your hair type as well as your preferred styling regime. Along with detangling, tools such as brushes and combs can energize the scalp and help evenly distribute oils to keep hair healthy. But with the hair market so heavily saturated right now, picking the perfect brush for your hair goals can be difficult, so we sat down with Ruksher Malik, Co-founder of Pastels Salon to talk us through it!
A seamless wide-tooth comb is a good option for those with coarse, curly or wavy hair because it detangles without breaking up the natural curl pattern. Also, it glides through the hair without much friction and there are no sharp plastic seams on the teeth, which can result in pulling and snapping.
Combs with a spike on one end and very little space between each tooth are great for using with a flat iron to achieve super-sleek hair, or for sectioning hair before a blowout.
Detangling brushes are most often specifically designed to be gentle enough to use on wet hair, though they can be used on dry hair as well if your hair is not too thick. If your hair is prone to tangles why not bring a detangling brush into the shower with you to eliminate any knots and work conditioner through your hair evenly to hydrate and smooth the hair.
Perfect for those with long, thick hair, most paddle brushes are designed to detangle and smooth, as well as for blow-drying wavy hair straight. These are also a great tool for those with damaged hair as the wide space between the teeth ensure snagging and pulling is kept to a minimum.
Round brushes are perfect for creating that voluminous, classic wavy blowout, but the different size of round brush, with different types of bristles, will determine the finished look. Generally, the smaller the barrel of a round brush, the more curly or wavy your hair will be after blow-drying. Larger barrel round brushes are better for creating a sleek blowout, and a medium barrel is most commonly used for that classic wavy blowout.